The New York Jets could be looking for a new head coach soon.
New York is the worst team in the National Football League this season. The Jets are 0-10 on the season ahead of Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.
It seems to be a foregone conclusion that Adam Gase will be fired soon. New York is probably going to wait until the end of the season at this point, but it has to be coming.
When it does, who will the Jets go after? According to a new report, the AFC East franchise is showing interest in a major college head coach.
#Jets already doing due diligence on Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald.
— uSTADIUM (@uSTADIUM) November 25, 2020
From the report:
A source told us they have been doing their due diligence on Northwestern’s HC Pat Fitzgerald and not to be surprised if he isn’t their #1 target in January.
The Carolina Panthers reached out to Fitzgerald about their vacancy before hiring Baylor’s Matt Rhule last year. Fitzgerald opted not to formally interview for the position.
Fitzgerald has been highly regarded in NFL circles for years and teams have routinely expressed interest in hiring him. In 2019 the Green Bay Packers also sought out Fitzgerald for an interview, in which he declined.
Fitzgerald could be a lifer at Northwestern. The former Wildcats football player has the Big Ten program playing a really high level this season.
However, he’s consistently been linked to NFL jobs, and it wouldn’t be surprising if New York makes a run at him this offseason.